Wednesday, February 10, 2010

black & white wednesday - feb. 10th

dear sweet baby girl,

one year ago today your daddy and i found out that we would be welcoming you into our world. we had no idea how our lives would change.

we were a little overwhelmed with the big news, but at the same time we were extremely excited.

our initial reactions were... your daddy started worrying about money. he knew from the get-go that if you were a girl, we would be spending a lot of it! =) besides, i guess that's one of your daddy's jobs, worrying about money, and making sure that you have everything you need (and most of what you want!). i started worrying that you wouldn't be healthy. it took me a long time to relax and trust God that you would be a healthy baby, and that if you weren't, things would still be ok.

i immediately wanted to buy baby things. i wanted to know so bad if you were a boy or a girl. if you were a girl, we knew what we wanted your name to be, but we started discussing boy names, too.

i imagine we both went to sleep with smiles on our faces.

we started praying for you and your future. we prayed that we would be good parents, and that God would provide for us! and provide He has! you are the most beautiful little baby girl... from your dark hair down to your little toes, and you are healthy. we couldn't be more blessed.

i knew last year on this day that i loved you, but i had no idea how much. this past year has been wonderful and one of the best experiences that life has to offer. i look forward to every minute that i get to be with you, and have enjoyed every minute that i already have. even when you're screaming or when i'm changing your diaper.  i love you more than words can express!!


(to see more black & white photos, you can visit the long road to china.)


Grace said...

BEAUTIFUL. Ashia I think she looks better than the one of me and you! Love you girl!!!

Mei Mei s and Mayhem said...

Gorgeous photos, love the sparkle in her eyes!!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Such a special tribute to your beautiful girl!!

You are certainly blessed:)



Gail said...

Beautiful post and black and whites. Really stunning!

Unknown said...

What a great series of photos of your beautiful little girl!

Chasing Dreams Photography said...

What a beautiful post for a beautiful little girl : )

Katy said...

So beautiful! Really amazing photos! I love how her eyes just stand out in the black and white photos!

Lisa said...

Oh my gracious...she is simply gorgeous!

What a beautiful remembrance of the kind of day & moment that stays with you for all time...

Your thoughts are just lovely, through & through ~ your Mama's heart lights up your post!

freckletree said...

i love the graininess in these photos-- esphesh the first.

what a beautiful love-letter to your baby girl.

Robin said...

She is a little doll ... great B&W

Donna said...

Sweet photos. Love the glimmer in her eyes. I'm still working hard on getting photos that show off my kids eyes like this.

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